Lo Bello forever! In our series of solidarity stickers we have given space to great footballers, great sportsmen, great sports stories, an iconic president like Renato Dall’Ara, now it’s time to pay homage to the Referee, perhaps the greatest of all time, at least in Italy. The Celebrative Sticker # 25 is dedicated to Concetto Lo Bello.
Concetto Lo Bello was an icon, they were also inspired by him in film productions, if the youngest can think of Collina, all previous generations have lived in the myth of the great Sicilian referee, some fans may have unpleasant memories, because in football only one team wins, but it is undeniable that referees are a fundamental part of football and Concetto was more than others, perhaps all the other referees.
In the sticker we wanted to emphasize his period as referee in Serie A and internationally, 20 years at a great level, in reality, Concetto Lo Bello continued even later, dedicating himself to water polo, his great love. The photos in the folder recalls historical moments, the first and last match (the one where we see De Sisti, our other solidarity card) and also the opportunity to referee assisted by his son Rosario.
The solidarity sticker was presented and distributed to the large audience (referees, former footballers, big names in sport and journalism, exponents of political and sports institutions) on 12 May 2022, in the splendid setting of the Auditorium of the Federal Technical Center of Coverciano, where our President was able to personally deliver copies of his father’s solidarity card to Rosario Lo Bello. A surprise, organized by Giglio Amico, as the family had not been informed of the initiative before. Her emotion in receiving the solidarity card made us proud of what was done, an alternative way by Figurine Forever to support the activities of the Florentine non-profit organization Giglio Amico.
With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects.
CONCETTO LO BELLO
Celebrative Sticker # 25 – Sticker + Folder
1st edition 300 copies numbered
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- Bank transfer:
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(1st numbered edition 1-300, copies available 51/300)
the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever
An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.